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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $36,218 $38,945
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $41,347 $44,460
2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 14 18 $49,894 $53,650
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $39,994 $43,005
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $44,002 $47,315
4WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 13 18 $52,679 $56,645
2WD 4-Door SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $35,043 $38,490
2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $39,726 $43,640
2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $46,316 $50,890
4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $40,134 $44,090
4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $42,362 $46,540
4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $48,953 $53,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,218
$35,043
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,945
$38,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$649 / month
$642 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 GMC Yukon Denali is evidence that big, capable body-on-frame sport-utility vehicles can be supremely comfortable and luxurious. Rugged good looks and a strong powertrain make the 2011 Nissan Armada desirable, but compared to other large SUVs its lacking in most other respects.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 35.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 63.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 60.6 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 65.0
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 32.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.0
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity 9 8
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 76.9 77.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 123.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.0 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 79.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.7 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 202.0 -
Liftover Height (in) - 35.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 67.5
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 9.8
Length, Overall (in) - 207.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 81.4 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.9 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 15.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.9 20.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 55.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.7 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 60.3 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.8 12.6 x 0.6
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 x 1.2 13.8 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 28.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 40.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QAN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code QAN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 840 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5600 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2747 2632
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 3399
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2889 2740
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 15100
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 12.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code LMG NA
Displacement 5.3L/323 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 317 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 13
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.36
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 3.82
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.52
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name GMC Yukon Nissan Armada
Body Code NA 123.2" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil springs Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 2.93
Axle Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11 12.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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